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 Clubs & Committees (Oct 1, 2023 thru Mar 31, 2024) 
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Rock Painting Club (ONGONG)

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Rock Painting Club

 ONGOING THROUGHOUT EACH YEAR 

(Meeting Info, Pictures and other items of interest can be found HERE.)

Woodworkers (PERIODIC)

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 PERIODIC 

Sent 2024-02-07: Woodworker meeting Rescheduled to 1:00 PM February 19 - 

Due to scheduling conflicts, the decision was made to change the February woodworker meeting from Friday, February 9, to Monday, February 19. Hopefully more people will be able to attend and I’m sorry if I’ve inconvenienced anyone.     - Chuck McEvoy,   President Woodworkers

Woodshop Orientation (Jan 18, 2024) COMPLETE

Sent 2024-01-15: Wood Shop Orientation Class Thursday Jan 18th 5 pm - 

Woodshop Orientation Class Thursday Jan 18th 5 pm in the wood shop.
 
This class is a requirement for using the wood shop.
A one time attendance is required.
The shop will be closed during the class.
 
Call John Chajec 708-280-8940  with any questions.

Woodshop Orientation (Dec 21, 2023) COMPLETE

Sent 2023-12-16: Woodshop Orientation Class Thursday Dec 21st 5 pm in the Woodshop - 

Woodshop Orientation Class Thursday Dec 21st 5 pm in the Woodshop.
 
This class is a requirement for using the Woodshop.
A one time attendance is required.
The shop will be closed during the class.
 
Call John Chajec 708-280-8940  with any questions.

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Birding & Nature Club

 Guest Speaker, Mike Heap (Dec 4, 2023)COMPLETE 

2024-02 NEWSLETTER - 

The Birding and Nature Club would like to invite the community to our meeting at 7:00pm on Monday, February 5th, in Retzlaff Hall to hear a presentation by Tony Tramel on our bug eating friends, the Purple Martins.  A regular meeting of the Birding and Nature Club meeting will follow the presentation and all are welcome to attend if so desired.  Questions about the Club and its activities may be directed to

- Ralph Peterson.  Phone # 607-590-0606

Sent 2023-12-04: CHG OF PLANS: B&N Mtg & Guest Speaker on Dec 4, 2023 - 

The Birding and Nature Club will be holding their monthly meeting this evening (Dec 4) in Retzlaff Hall prior to speaker "Mike Heap" of Heaps Nursery. Mike will not start his portion of the evening until around 8 PM.      - Bill Peterson

Sent 2023-12-01: CORRECTION #2: Birding and Nature Club - Special Speaker - 

The Birding and Nature Club would like to invite the Gardening Club and anyone interested in the community to come and interact with our speaker "Mike Heap" of Heaps Nursery on Monday, Dec 4 @ 7pm in Retzlaff Hall. Mike is very knowledgeable on plants native to the RGV and insects and animals drawn to the native plants. We will be taking donations for bird seed. Please spread the word.     - Bill Peterson & Tom Stone

Sent 2023-11-30: CORRECTION: Birding and Nature Club - Special Speaker - 

The Birding and Nature Club would like to invite the Gardening Club and anyone interested in the community to come and interact with our speaker "Mike Heap" of Heaps Nursery on Monday, Dec 4 @ 7pm in the library. Mike is very knowledgeable on plants native to the RGV and insects and animals drawn to the native plants. We will be taking donations for bird seed. Please spread the word.     - Bill Peterson

Sent 2023-11-29: Special Speaker in Retzlaff Hall Monday Dec 6 @ 7:00 PM - 

The Birding and Nature Club would like to invite the Gardening Club and anyone interested in the community to come and interact with our speaker "Mike Heap" of Heaps Nursery. Mike is very knowledgeable on plants native to the RGV and insects and ani0mals drawn to the native plants. We will be taking donations for bird seed. Please spread the word.     - Bill Peterson

Birding & Nature Club
Garden Club: Get-Togethers

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Garden Club

 Salinas Family Farm Tour (Feb 13, 2024)

Sent 2024-02-08: Salinas Family Farm Tour - 

Sunshine Garden Club Tour

 

Final details on our February Garden Tour in place of a regular garden meeting.

 

  • Date:  February 13th, Tuesday

  • Speaker:  Cruz Salinas, Agricultural Specialist

  • Where:  Salinas Family Farm, 7233 Simon Gomez Road, Lyford, Texas.

  • Time:  Meet by the library at 2:00pm. Let me know if you want to carpool.  

 

The tour will start about 2:30pm.  We will have to limit to 20 people.  A signup sheet will be in the library.  If more than 20 we can schedule another tour, so put your name down and we can keep you informed.

 

Cruz will be showing us his vegetable garden, fruit and citrus set up.  He has strawberries planted and in the future you can schedule a "U Pick Day".  Will discuss his raised beds, drip systems and custom made planting tunnels.  

- Susanne Ulrich

 Get-Together (Jan 9, 2024)

Sent 2024-01-07: Garden Club Speaker Tuesday afternoon- 

Sunshine Garden Get Together this Tuesday, January 9th.  Speaker Dr. Julie Mustard will start our day at 3:30 with a tour of Texas Avenue at Butterfly Garden.  She will point out what pollinators are present and how to attract more.  (Bad weather cancels).

 

Next at 4:30 in Retzlaff Hall, Julie will give a presentation of pollinator insects and is open to all our questions.  

 

Everyone is welcome, cookies and bars will be provided.  A good will donation will be collected for UTRGV to purchase a few pollinator plants for their gardens.

 

See you Tuesday, Susanne and Deb

Get-Together (Dec 12, 2023) COMPLETE 

2024-02 NEWSLETTER - 

Garden Club Get Together for February.

Debbie Gossman and I are working on a tour to Salinas Family Farm on February 13th.

More details to follow.

 

Salinas Family Farm is a small family owned business located in Lyford, Texas.  Organic practices are used. They have "U Pick" for the strawberry season, but all depends on the weather.  Also, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, sweet potato, etc.

 

Special note:  Debbie is going to practice propagating bouquet roses that are left over from a special occasion or Valentine's Day. Should her experiment work we will have a class next season. So, before you throw, think of Debbie on Iowa Street and we will see what happens over the summer.
- Thank you, Susanne Ulrich and Debbie Gossman

Sent 2023-12-11: Garden Club Get-Together - 

Garden Club Get-Together 

Save the date: Tuesday, December 12th

Retzlaff Hall at 6:30 - 7:30

We will have an open discussion about weeding, plants, projects and possible tours.

If you have an item to share or extra plants or clippings, please bring them.

We can learn from each other and all are welcome.  See you Tuesday.

- Susanne Ulrich

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Fishing Association

2024-02 NEWSLETTER - 

We plan to have a speaker from Breakaway cruises and possibly another speaker at our March meeting.

Additionally, we are looking to set up some random fishing days based on the weather, high/low tide, etc. Once dates have been confirmed, we will send an email to participants as well as a Facebook message on the SEPO page to communicate the date(s)/times.  We will try to provide as much advance notice as possible.

- Submitted by Deb Eich on behalf of Paul Lucas.

 Hoof & Fin (Dec 13, 2023) COMPLETE 

Sent 2023-12-17: Sincere Thank You from, SCCE Fishing Association - 

The Board of Directors of the SCCE Fishing Association would like to give the sincerest Thank You to all the volunteers that helped plan, get donations, cooked, served,  attended, and supported our fundraising efforts at the Hoof and Fin Event.     - Bill Peterson, President SCCE Fishing Association

Sent 2023-12-07: Announcement: Fishing Association - Hoof & Fin Event - 

Tickets for the Hoof and Fin Event hosted by the SCCE Fishing Association will be taken at the library in the lock box until Monday morning at 8:00AM.     - Bill Peterson,     Club President

Sent 2023-12-04: SCCE Fishing Association: Hoof & Fin Event - 

The ticket sales for the "Hoof and Fin" event will be available Monday, Dec 4, Tuesday, Dec 5 and Wednesday, Dec 6 from 9:00 AM 'till Noon in the library.

 

Virtual tickets, for a price of $12 per plate, will be available with a signup on a sheet and put money in an envelope with your printed name on it and how many tickets you would like. Drop the envelope in the locked box below the bulletin board.

 

There will also be Fishing Association members going around the estates selling tickets. Sales will continue 'till Dec 10.

 

If you have any questions, text Bill Peterson 309-945-2108.

Fishing Association

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Quilters: Killer Bees
 

2024-02 NEWSLETTER - 

The Killer Bees meet now at 9AM most Thursday mornings. Our February activities include: no meeting on 2/1 since the Hall will be setting up for the Casino Night; 2/8 the 2024 Mystery Quilt Clue #3 given, and then our members will have a garage sale of their quilting supplies in the hall; 2/16 and 2/17 is The Rio Grande Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show on the Island 9-4 each day, and our last project in February is a Paper Pieced Pineapple block.  Lots of Quilty stuff to enjoy!   Questions??
- Contact Jan Baethke

Meeting Schedule for Winter 2023-2024: 

On the following day the Quilters will be staying in Retzlaff Hall until 3pm:

10/26
11/30
1/4
1/25
2/1 No Meeting
2/22
3/21

- Jan Baethke 956-357-2218

Quilters: Killer Bees

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Neighborhood Watch

 Finger Lickin' Chicken (Jan 5, 2024) COMPLETE 

Sent 2023-12-18: Deadline for Finger Lickin" Chicken - 

The Neighborhood Watch Finger Lickin' Chicken fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, January 5. The Deadline for signing up for tickets is this Friday, Dec. 22nd. The signup sheet is on the West side of the library. The deadline is early due to the holidays and our chicken supplier taking time off. Tickets are $12 dollars and will be hand-delivered to you in early January. Thank you for signing up.     - Jean Burgoine

Sent 2023-12-11: Finger Lickin' Chicken Signup - 

Our Neighborhood Watch Finger Lickin' Chicken Fundraiser is Friday, January 5, 2024. Price is $12 a plate. You can eat in Retzlaff Hall or take it home. Signup sheets and envelopes are now available in the library in the Neighborhood Watch area along the West wall.  Fill in the front of the envelope, insert money and drop in the lock box. You will be hand-delivered an actual ticket before the event.  Firemen will set up near the gazebo early Friday morning to cook the chicken and charro beans.  

Menu includes 1/2 a chicken, charro beans, coleslaw, macaroni salad, bread, jalapenos, cake, and iced tea or water. Deadline to sign up is December 22nd.  We encourage interested persons to sign up in advance.  There is no guarantee that extra plates will be available at the door.  Please, sign up so we know how many chickens to order.

- Jean Burgoine

Sent 2023-12-04: Finger Lickin' Chicken: Meal Signup Sheet - 

A decision has been made to temporarily remove the 'meal' signup sheet and money envelopes from the library for the Finger Lickin' Chicken dinner until Dec 13. Come back on/after this date and signup/pay. NOTE: The 'volunteer signup' sheet remains hanging in the library. Please consider helping us out with this NW annual fundraiser.     - Lenore Combs

Sent 2023-12-04: Finger Lickin' Chicken Info - 

Finger Lickin’ Chicken is a fundraiser for Neighborhood Watch. It will be held Friday, January 5, 2024 @ 4PM in Retzlaff Hall. You may eat at the hall or take your plate to go. The cost will be $12 per plate plus any extra donations are happily accepted. To purchase tickets there is a signup sheet in the library, along with envelopes, for those planning to attend. Concerning the envelopes, please write your name(s) on one and enclose the plate(s) cost. Lenore and John Combs will make sure you receive your ticket(s).

 

We are excited that the Harlingen Fire Fighters will be spending the day cooking chicken by the gazebo in their big pit! We anticipate many local police and firefighters will be attending this event.

 

There is also a Volunteer signup sheet in the Library for those willing to help. We are looking for helpers to transport the chicken from the gazebo area to Retzlaff Hall and also needing people to help serve.

This will be an event full of fun and great food! Thank you!

 

For any questions or concerns, please call Lenore Combs at 956-245-1276.

NW: Finger Lickin' Chicken (2024-01-05)
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